Syria Tomb Operation: A Change In Turkish Policy?

Turkish army vehicles drive through the Syrian town of Kobani during an operation to evacuate soldiers guarding the Suleyman Shah mausoleum in northern Syria.

About 600 Turkish troops entered into Syria to save the tomb of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Ottoman Empire founder Osman I, located about 20 miles south of the Syrian city of Kobani.

The operation, described by Damascus as an act of “flagrant aggression”, was meant to rescue a number of Turkish soldiers and move the tomb.

The Turkish government said it did not seek the permission of anyone in Syria but had informed the coalition fighting ISIS, according to Al Jazeera.

Could this signal similar operations in future?